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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Answers to the Knitter's Virtual Vacation Swap Questionnaire

Here are the questions and answers - I've joined in on the Knitter's Virtual Vacation Swap. More information can be found here:

1. If you could visit any state in the US, which would it be and why?
I would love to visit Southern California, mainly to see the beaches. Hawaii would be my second choice. I absolutely love the warm climates.

2. If you could visit any country in the world, other than your own, which would it be any why?
At some point in my life, I would like to travel through Europe. I have a friend who went to Italy last year, and my parents just got back from Germany.

3. Have you ever driven across several states/providences/countries?
Many, many years ago I flew to Alberta, Canada; rented a car and drove around British Columbia. Beautiful Country. I've driven through many of the East Coast states, and have plans to drive from Long Island, NY to Fredericksburg, VA this summer. I'll also be attending the Knit & Crochet Show in Manchester, NH in July.

4. Have you ever visited someplace exotic? Where was it?
I've been to Bermuda. I would definitely go again, loved the pink sand!

5. What was your favorite "travel" vacation? Why?
At least every other year, my son and I travel to Disney World in Orlando, FL. That has to be my favorite travel destination.

6. Have you ever played tourist in your own home city/state?
I live on the North Fork of Long Island in the heart of Wine Country. I almost have to play tourist every day. I also enjoy traveling to upstate New York in the summer, as well as frequent trips to Manhattan.

7. Are you a museum visitor, beachcomber or an amusement seeker?
I enjoy going to musems, and I do like going to the beach, as long as it isn't dreadfully hot. If it's 72 degrees and sunny, I'll sit at the beach for hours (as long as I have my knitting with me!) Re: amusement seeker...the Disney comment speaks for itself.

8. What's your favorite yarn?
I'm currently hooked on Berroco Love It right now. It was introduced in the Spring, and I've already used it on 3 different projects. In the winter, I prefer working with wool. Cascade and Noro Kureyon are 2 of my favorites.

9. What's your least favorite type of yarn?
I hate to sound like a yarn snob, but I'm not a big fan of anything acrylic, unless it's a really nice blend with less than 15% acrylic.

10. What items do you like to knit/crochet?
I enjoy making sweaters and jackets; bags; dishcloths; and scarves. Basically anything except socks! Just can't seem to enjoy working with 4 double pointeds at one time. I've always been aerobically challenged anyhow.

11. What do you pack, knit/crochet wise when you go on vacation?
Usually I pack the project that I'm currently working on, as well as 2 other WIP's because I never know when I might get 'stuck on' a section of a pattern, or I simply feel like working on something else. Sometimes, I'll just grab some yarn, needles and a pattern and begin something new while on vacation.

12. What other crafts do you do/would like to do other than knit/crochet?
I love to quilt, which is a lot less portable than knitting. I've made several quilts over the years. I'd like to improve my sewing skills because I'd love to make some of the Amy Butler bags and skirts. I'd also like to learn how to crochet. My local yarn store is going to give me a quick lesson when I'm ready.

13. Are you allergic to anything?
Nothing, except maybe doing laundry.

14. What is your favorite color? Least favorite?
I think I like greens/purples/blues, but I really do love all colors.

15. Sweet or Savory?
Not real big on either actually.

16. Anything else?
If I think of it, I'll post it here!


  • At 5:15 PM, Blogger Dreamy said…

    I love your allergy comment. I haven't seen Berocco love. Of course, most of the LYS-s I go to don't stock Berocco, so that could be it. Is it nice and soft?

  • At 11:19 AM, Blogger Cynthia said…

    Hi Dreamy: Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes, Love It is quite soft...I've heard it described as spongy....I am almost finished with Latoya, a free pattern at berroco.com
    I'll be sure and post as soon as I seam it up.


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